Microscopy and spectroscopy allow to discover and study new phenomena in chemistry, biology, medicine and physics by using coherent light as source for excitation and detection of the (electro-) optical response of the scanned sample. Using pulsed lasers, dynamic processes can be visualized with temporal resolutions of several femtoseconds and of microscopic spatial scale.
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) from about 2 to 20 µm is a common analytical tool for characterizing material and useful in a range of applications in analytical chemistry, biology, geology and medicine.
Biomedical lasers are experiencing strong growth, with a move toward diode and fiber lasers. The major market driver for medical therapeutics has long been the aging “baby boomer” population of the Western regions of the world. But today, an increasingly affluent and appearance-conscious population in Asia, namely China, is making medical therapeutics a more significant market.
Aerotech goniometers are offered in direct-drive and worm-gear models. ANT20G series direct-drive goniometers offer 0.05-arcsec resolution, ±0.03-arcsec in-position stability, and ±6-arcsec accuracy. Travel is up to 20°. AGC series worm-gear-driven goniometers are used where 90° of angular travel is needed with the payload at the center of rotation, or where two axes of rotation are needed about a common point.
New pharmaceutical manufacturing processes require next-generation quality monitoring tools. NIR technology has several benefits, such as speed of analysis, minimum sample preparation and accuracy.
There is a high demand for the total composition of hydrocarbon gas mixtures in many industries. NIR technology is fast and offers high sensitivity and good selectivity to distinguish different alkanes.
Moisture is a critical parameter in industrial processes. NIR moisture measurement is non-destructive and fast, and can be used in various processes or portable instruments.
The C-WAVE from HÜBNER Photonics is a unique, tunable, single frequency cw laser, covering 450 nm - 650 nm and 900 nm - 1300 nm. In the region 450 nm – 650 nm output powers of up to 200 mW are available while at 900 nm - 1300 nm output powers up to 400 mW are available. C-WAVE has been developed as a high precision and versatile laser serving demanding applications in atomic physics and quantum optics.
Xenics, Europe's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the SWIR to the LWIR realm, is pleased to announce a significant improvement in the quality of its detectors and resulting cameras.
The manufacture of LEDs and LED based products requires specialized measurement technology for the accurate measurement of light intensity, spectral power distribution, color and other quantities. Gigahertz-Optik GmbH offers a comprehensive range of LED light measuring devices, accessories and calibrations. Some example uses of Gigahertz-Optik GmbH products within the field of LED manufacturing and processing follow.
Lighting covers a diversity of applications from general purpose illumination to special uses within the automotive and aviation industries as well as horticulture and many other niche areas. Gigahertz-Optik GmbH produces an extensive range of light measuring instruments for both LED and traditional lighting technologies. Some typical application examples using Gigahertz-Optik GmbH products follow.
Optical radiation, especially in the ultraviolet region, is potentially hazardous to skin and eyes. Gigahertz-Optik GmbH produces optical radiation measuring devices to determine the UV radiation (skin and eye), blue light (eye) and infrared (skin) hazards in accordance with international standards. Some typical application examples of Gigahertz-Optik GmbH products are listed in this chapter.
The precise measurement of natural solar radiation is an important requirement for atmospheric research, the measurement of the total ozone column and the determination of UV index. Additionally, renewable energy research and the use of artificial sources such as solar simulators require accurate optical radiation measurement data. Gigahertz-Optik GmbH has been an active partner of the solar community since 1986 as both a manufacturer of measuring instruments and a service provider. Some example applications of natural and artificial solar radiation measurement with Gigahertz-Optik GmbH products are given below.